Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Crunch Recipe
This is a deliciously crunchy and slightly different take on my Toasted Quinoa Seed Bar Recipe.
This Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Crunch slice incorporates the goodness of activated Buckwheat Groats also known as Buckinis – see How To Make Activated Buckinis and raw cacao, pecans, coconut and goji berries.
This is a truly delicious low FODMAP, gluten free, vegan desert option.
If you take out the pecans it is nut free and therefore suitable for school lunches, but be warned it will melt in a warm lunchbox.
Raw Chocolate Buckwheat Crunch slices are actually very easy to make and can be whipped up in under 15 mins.
Ingredients – All Organic
1 cup of activated buckwheat groats (buckinis) – make your own from raw buckwheat or I recommend the Loving Earth Activated Buckinis
5 tbsp’s of raw cacao – I love the Power Super Food brand
1/4 cup of desiccated coconut – OMIT if you want to make this recipe FODMAP friendly
1/2 cup of raw or activated pecans – roughly chopped
1/4 cup of goji berries – OMIT if you want to make this recipe FODMAP friendly
1/4 cup of Sesame Seeds
1/4 tsp of Himalayan Pink Salt
5 tbsps of Pure Harvest Rice Bran Syrup – this is the only rice bran syrup I trust, as I know Pure Harvest monitor their rice products Arsenic Levels – see Arsenic in Rice.
5 tbsps of raw, virgin, cold pressed coconut oil
1 heaped teaspoon of hulled tahini paste (different to Tahini dip which is high in FODMAPS)
Combine all the dry ingredients well in a stainless steel or glass bowl, using a wooden spoon.
In a very small stainless steel pot melt the rice bran syrup with the Himalayan Salt, stirring until it becomes a thin runny liquid. Do not boil.
Turn off the heat and add in the coconut oil and stir through until melted.
Now stir in the tahini paste until the mixture is completely combined and smooth.
Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and combine well with a spoon.
In a glass Pyrex dish or a polypropylene Tupperware container lined with unbleached baking paper, ( I use the IF YOU CARE brand, available from Health Food Shops) spoon out the mixture and press down hard to combine and flatten.
Set in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours before you try and cut it into small pieces.
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